Lithuanian voice-over production made simple
As an established Lithuanian voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Lithuanian Voice-Over Service and Lithuanian Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Lithuanian voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Lithuanian voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Lithuanian voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Lithuanian voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Lithuanian audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Lithuanian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Lithuanian language
Lithuanian, along with Latvian, belongs to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. They are the only two remaining living Baltic languages with official status, and are closely related (although not mutually intelligible).
Lithuanian and Latvian are of particular interest to linguists, as they have retained many archaic features of the Proto-Indo-European language. For a long period Lithuanian and Latvian were different dialects of the same language. They began to separate in the 9th century, but the transition lasted for several centuries. Lithuanian emerged as a distinct language in the 16th century; the oldest written examples are religious translations made in 1525.
There were three literary Lithuanian dialects in use in the 19th century – Low Lithuanian (along the Baltic Sea coast), East High Lithuanian and West High Lithuanian (in the region bordering East Prussia). The modern standard literary language is based on West High Lithuanian. Read more
Which countries have Lithuanian as a national language?
Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania, and is one of the official languages of the European Union.
How many people speak Lithuanian as their first language?
It is estimated that between three and four million people speak Lithuanian as their first language, the majority of whom live in Lithuania. Other countries with significant Lithuanian-speaking communities include Poland, Belarus, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, Australia and Russia.
Did you know…
- An interesting feature of both Latvian and Lithuanian is that proper names from other countries are altered phonetically to fit in with their own phonological system – even if the original language also uses the Latin alphabet.
- Today there are two main Lithuanian dialect groups – Highland Lithuanian (Aukštaitian) and Lowland Lithuanian (Samogitian). These have three sub-dialects each; Aukštaitian is divided into West, Dainavian and North, and Samogitian is divided into West, North and South.
- In 1864, under Russian rule, the use of the Lithuanian language was banned in publishing and education. However, Lithuanian books continued to be printed in East Prussia and the United States and were smuggled into the country.
The Lithuanian economy
Lithuania has the biggest economy of the Baltic states (the others being Latvia and Estonia). It was the first to gain independence from the Soviet Union and move to a market economy.
Despite being a member of the European Union (it joined in 2004), Lithuania carries out a significant amount of trade with Central and Eastern European countries, particularly Russia.